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RedArmy

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Well, since the end of Winter I've been working on my CRX and it's finally coming together. There are only a few things (sort of) that I'm waiting on and after that I'll finally be able to piece it all together and finish up summer driving it. Im making the list of what I've done for it not only so you can see, but also so I know what I need to do since I never made an official list myself. I'll update this thread with pictures over the coming days and give updates to the progress as I'm quite excited about it.

First off, the engine was swapped out for a B16A so all parts mentioned are for a B-series.

ITR cams
Fidanza 7.5lb flywheel
Stage 2 clutch (with pressure plate and new throwout bearing)
YS1 Tranny (this tranny is short geared so it's more for acceleration, not top speed)
Moroso 5.5qt oil pan (is tapped if a turbo is ever added)
AEM Hybrid Cold Air Intake
Tein SS springs
KYB Struts
Buddy Club Spec II exhaust
JDM Valve cover (red crinkle coat)
Place Racing axles (waiting to get these...cost a bit more but I don't have to swap out my hubs for SI or DX ones)
FastBrakes 11 inch front rotors with upgraded calipers and new pads
15/16 Master Cylinder
Upgraded Brake booster (waiting for this, need one from a 91 Civic EX)
Rywire VTEC sub harness
Modded ECU (Limiter removed, 9000rpm red line)
Hasport Motor Mounts (getting new inserts for them)
Hasport B16 EF shift linkage
Unorthodox Underdrive Pulley
All new suspension in the front (upper and lower balljoints, inner and out tierod ends, control arms etc)
NRG-Cell Dry Cell Battery (so much lighter and smaller then the stock one)
NGK spark plugs

As for replacing OEM parts, I have new gaskets for the oil pan and valve cover. I bought a new thermostat, coolant switch, and distributor cap along with new plastic fender inserts,bump stops, various other gaskets for the lights and a few other things.

I need to find a oil pressure switch for the VTEC solenoid since mine is cracked and various vaccum and coolant hoses from the intake manifold since some of them were cracked as well. On my purchase list I still need:

Headers (DC sports maybe)
Strut Bar (Neuspeed possibly)
2 new front tires (old ones were Kumho Ecsta 205/40/16...I might be getting some thicker ones to put in the front due to the engine)
Aftermarket Tach
Sparkplug wires

I've put countless hours into cleaning the engine bay, engine, and all the parts included. A few days ago we put the starter and alternator back on after bolting the tranny up and making sure everything was in working order. We will put the distro on next and then once the mount inserts arrive we can drop it in and swap out the dented oil pan and really get started wiring everything up and swapping out parts. The install will be easier due to removing the A/C as well to not only lighten the car up but also save me money so I don't need to but the Hasport A/C bracket. I'm figuring the car will weigh around 2100lbs or so, maybe a little less...due to what we removed and the fact it's an HF.

If I think of anything else along the way I'll add it. Thanks for looking!
 

CraigRT

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she's gonna fly!

I've put an intake on my car so far :p


That is wicked man, lots of work there. That is going to be badass when done.
 

RedArmy

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Originally posted by: mchammer
No pics? :confused:


The only things I have pictures from are taking the old engine out. I have to find batteries for the camera first. I'll get them up tomorrow after work
 

DainBramaged

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Originally posted by: Fenixgoon
please say you dont have a fartcan and some ridiculous looking CRX...:)

Seriously. If it's all go and no show, then it's perfect. :thumbsup:
 

NaOH

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So far, I've built up my D series but it is still crap since it isn't boosted. I'm probably going to drop in a b18 once I get out of school.

Also, I have KYBs too. Love dem adjustables. :)

Post pics!
 

Baked

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If you put a giant 12" tall rear spoiler on that car, it'll be perfect.
 

RedArmy

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My car is by no means a ricer. I don't put on exterior mods that are meant just for looks. The outside is completely stock besides the rims and I like it that way. Spoilers, body kits, fart cans, hood scoops, roof scoops, horrible paint jobs, and everything else that is accustomed to a ricer can fvck off for all I care.
 

OS

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regarding the header, if i had to do it all over again, I'd probably get stainless instead of ceramic.

My DC ceramic coated header had a lot of fine powder and flash on the inside, it was quite involved to clean out. Also since mine was a two piece, the ports/flange that bolt up to the cylinder head were very clean and smooth, but outlets and the secondary piece were sloppier in terms of welding/finish.

So on stainless, atleast repairs are easier, and if necessary, you can port/sand/smooth the welds without compromising corrosion protection.
 

KrillBee

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that sounds awesome.

good luck on the project!

ps: how much did this all cost you?
 

RedArmy

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Originally posted by: OS
regarding the header, if i had to do it all over again, I'd probably get stainless instead of ceramic.

My DC ceramic coated header had a lot of fine powder and flash on the inside, it was quite involved to clean out. Also since mine was a two piece, the ports/flange that bolt up to the cylinder head were very clean and smooth, but outlets and the secondary piece were sloppier in terms of welding/finish.

So on stainless, atleast repairs are easier, and if necessary, you can port/sand/smooth the welds without compromising corrosion protection.


I'll keep that in mind, Im still lookin at headers as well, not sure how much I wanna spend on them.

Originally posted by: KrillBee
that sounds awesome.

good luck on the project!

ps: how much did this all cost you?

It cost me around 4500 or 5000 so far. It's been worth it though. I've learned a lot and it's something to do when I get bored...which happens a lot

I'll be adding pictures in a few hours, sit tight.
 

OS

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Originally posted by: RedArmy
Originally posted by: OS
regarding the header, if i had to do it all over again, I'd probably get stainless instead of ceramic.

My DC ceramic coated header had a lot of fine powder and flash on the inside, it was quite involved to clean out. Also since mine was a two piece, the ports/flange that bolt up to the cylinder head were very clean and smooth, but outlets and the secondary piece were sloppier in terms of welding/finish.

So on stainless, atleast repairs are easier, and if necessary, you can port/sand/smooth the welds without compromising corrosion protection.


I'll keep that in mind, Im still lookin at headers as well, not sure how much I wanna spend on them.

For my car it was worthwhile, on K24A4 160 HP rated accord motor it added about 8 WHP, i had the car dynoed before and after. Cost was $300.

Of course each engine type responds differently.
 

KrillBee

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Originally posted by: RedArmy


It cost me around 4500 or 5000 so far. It's been worth it though. I've learned a lot and it's something to do when I get bored...which happens a lot

I'll be adding pictures in a few hours, sit tight.

car fixing is a good habit to have!

what year is it?
 

Suture

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Man, I miss my CRXs. I had 3, an '87 Si (mostly stock), a '90 with a ZC engine swap and a bunch of bolt-ons, and a '91 with a B16A and tons of stuff. I eventually picked got a DC 'Teg and did a B20 block B16 head and lots of HKS goodies but it never felt like my CRXs... so I sold that too. Yours sounds nice, good luck with it. Did you just get the ECU reprogrammed or did you go with a Hondata or something similar?
 

DurocShark

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Originally posted by: AMDUALY
::waits for someone to call OP ricer::

Why? He isn't. He's building a performance car. Not something supposed to LOOK like a performance car. Although...

RedArmy: Did you pull the engine apart? Or just recam?
 

RiDE

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Originally posted by: DurocShark
Originally posted by: AMDUALY
::waits for someone to call OP ricer::

Why? He isn't. He's building a performance car. Not something supposed to LOOK like a performance car. Although...

RedArmy: Did you pull the engine apart? Or just recam?

The only reason he hasn't been called a ricer is because he hasn't posted a picture of his car and the morons who are so quick to call everybody a ricer don't know WTF the OP just posted up there. lol